Each time the far-left cries “racism” at a state’s attempt to protect voter integrity by enacting voter ID laws, it should be shown this photo of a world-renowned black leader enthusiastically supporting that very thing.
The cry seems to be more pronounced with the Obama administration. In August, Eric Holder’s Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Texas, claiming its voter ID law was racist and violated the 14th and 15th Amendments and the Voting Rights Act.
“Today’s action marks another step forward in the Justice Department’s continuing effort to protect the voting rights of all eligible Americans,” Holder said in a statement at the time, according to Breitbart. “We will not allow the Supreme Court’s recent decision [limiting the Voting Rights Act] to be interpreted as open season for states to pursue measures that suppress voting rights.”
Of course, the liberal media takes up the standard each time the administration makes such a pronouncement.
Although Holder and President Obama are careful to avoid using the word, “racism,” the media is only too happy to use it for them, like when MSNBC host Rachel Maddow called voter ID laws a racist Republican conspiracy.
Well, take a gander at this photo, discovered by Media Trackers, of the late Nelson Mandela — the man who crushed apartheid in South Africa and inspired the world — looking both jubilant and spiffy in his sweatshirt emblazoned with the words, “Get an ID. Register. Vote.”
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